Tampa, Fla. – The University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) will hold its 2022 gala, Casino Royale, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the T. Pepin Hospitality Centre, 4121 N. 50th St., Tampa.
The annual gala is the University Area CDC’s largest fundraiser of the year, celebrating the organization’s accomplishments while raising significant contributions for operations and programs. This year’s event will feature an exclusive high roller reception, casino gaming, a silent auction, magician Antwon Towner, Prodigy Cultural Arts youth, live entertainment, dancing, an art gallery, dinner, dessert and a martini bar.
Additionally, special awards will be presented to three individuals who have made a significant contribution to the mission of the University Area CDC over the past year: Ross Fabian, the Vincent Jackson Community Champion Award; Darlene Staunko, the Community Advocate Award and Rep. Fentrice Driskell, the Community Hero Award.
The funds raised from the event will support the Neighborhood Transformation Strategy to support a holistic approach to community development and engagement, and is focused on resident and community engagement, attainable housing, the University Area Cultural Campus and Harvest Hope Park.
Ticket purchases and more information about the event and sponsorships are available by calling 813.558.5212 ext. 210 and by visiting www.uacdc.org/gala.
University Area CDC, celebrating 23 years of serving the community, offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about University Area CDC, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.